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Kobe Brown

Digital Producer

Kobe Brown joined WUWM as a digital producer in July 2021.

He is currently finishing his bachelor degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kobe has worked as an intern for the Digital Arts and Culture program at UWM and has worked on numerous stories for The UWM Post and Media Milwaukee.

Outside of work, he enjoys singing and songwriting, talking about politics and traveling. So far, he’s been to Israel, France, Germany and Poland.

  • Racial diversity within the country is increasing, including here in Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Recent 2020 Census data showed that across the nation, Hispanic and Asian populations increased, and the population of those that identified as “white only” decreased — a trend that statisticians at the Census Bureau have long predicted.
  • September 16 is Mildred Fish-Harnack Day in Wisconsin, and if you don't know that is, you're not the only one. Despite the courageousness of her life's work, fighting the Nazis as a founder of the Red Orchestra, an anti-Nazi resistance group in Germany, much of her story has been lost over time. In honor of her life, the Hoan Bridge will be lit in red.
  • Today is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month — a month dedicated to celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.The Milwaukee Film Festival's Cine Sin Fronteras, or cinema without borders, is celebrating all month long with film, food, and music. Every weekend they'll show films covering topics like the Afro Latinx Experience, Immigration and Social Justice, and Indigenous Peoples' Day.
  • As we're in the beginning stages of a new school year, families and school staff are adjusting to in-person learning — not just for students but for themselves.School Psychologists for Anti-Racism and Cultural Equity, also known as SPACE, is a group of school psychologists working in Milwaukee Public Schools.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic may be the deadliest viral outbreak the world has seen in more than a century. However, statistically, significant pandemics aren’t as rare as we may think according to a study released last month that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • The fall of Kabul and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has been front-page news for weeks. Pundits and activists have been speculating about the fate of the nation under Taliban rule. And despite assurances from the Taliban that they’ve reformed their more extreme practices, their return to power also means the return of government-enforced Sharia law or at least the Taliban’s interpretation of Sharia. UW-Madison law professor Asifa Qurashi Landes explains what Sharia law means for Muslims who live their lives by its guide and how it’s represented in media.
  • As the pandemic rages on, vaccine hesitancy persists, especially in communities of color. The latest Listen MKE chats with three prominent doctors who have taken on outsized roles in providing accurate information to those communities in a bid to help end the pandemic.
  • September 11th, 2001 was a defining moment in our nation’s history. Its impact has extended far beyond what we could have imagined and fundamentally impacted news media, our perspectives on news, and the ways we engage with it.
  • Barbecue is one of America’s quintessential cuisines. For centuries, its impact has moved beyond food - building communities and creating a unique culture. That’s mainly due to African American barbecue culture and the contributions of Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restaurateurs.
  • SapSap has a new physical location in Mount Pleasant. Owner, Alex Hanesakda says there are a number of new things happening at the restaurant but their mission to help people learn about the Laos culture through their food continues.